This powerful and rich 100% Malbec from the western edge of Cahors is still so young. Big and fruity with ripe tannins that are surrounded by concentrated fruit, it is only just rounding out with a smoothness that comes from the wood aging. This small-production wine is named after a statue of Notre Dame in the vineyards of this family estate taken over by daughter Martine and husband Serge Costes 20 years ago. Drink from 2018.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.